24 thoughts on “Goose Hollow, circa 1910

  1. Decades ago a friend of mine used to rent at the extant 1824 SW Market house (second house in from bottom right corner). She was told it used to belong to Henry Weinhard. Does anyone know if that is true? You can see the old (extant) fire station across the street at 1823 SW Market too. Great pic!

  2. I have very much enjoyed the ‘Goose Hollow Series’. From Tanner Creek history to Gander Ridge, and everything in between. Well done VP! More please….

  3. Dan S.- I don’t know about the Henry Weinhard attribution, but I’ve always thought that this big house was very intriguing. I always wanted to see the interior. I’d bet good money that the corner tower had a tall “cap” when first built.

  4. I’m pretty sure that this is the area through which Portland’s old cable car trestle existed from about 1890 until it was torn down in about 1905, replaced by street cars. I’m wondering if the brick-looking building in the extreme lower right part of the powerhouse that powered the cable railway that ran through this area for a few years. Also, here’s a Google Street View “aerial” showing the house being discussed at 1824 SW Market. https://tinyurl.com/yb2hnluf

  5. here’s an interesting mystery: 1824 sw market was 568 market. on maps 29 and 34 of sanborn 1901, vol 1, that address is… the cable car powerhouse. the house in question isn’t there at all, but the powerhouse would effectively be its backyard. house IS there on the 08-50 maps. the portlandmaps date is 1890. so either the mapmakers just left it off on two maps, or the build date is wrong, and it was built after the powerhouse was torn down. i’m going with map error!

  6. IN the later ’60’s when the tunnel was being built, I lived on SW Market across the street from 1824 SW Market, Yes the story was that it was the Blizt house AND was moved to that location. It is (was?) covered a tar-paper siding with a brick pattern, we called it the tar-paper mansion. I went all through it, (and the attic turret) and it did have wonderful woodwork and rooms. It was divided into mult family apartments then.

  7. @wl- that’s really interesting because my friend thought the house was moved there too. But I left that piece out because the Weinhard bit seemed like a stretch but moving such a house to that location seemed totally improbable. Either way the home has retained a lot of its original character for being broken up into rentals for so long. I just remember all of the stairs. From the street it has three staircases up, the grand staircase in the front, servants stairs in the back, basement stairs etc. It seemed to have stairs going everywhere. Inside, the rooms have high ceilings, parlor doors, fireplaces, moldings, intricately detailed brass door hinges and knobs. It has it all.

  8. oooh – moved! that makes sense. anyone know moved from where? historic plumbing permits online don’t seem to go back that far. also, the house on the very corner (to right) has to have been moved, as well. the house in between was built in 1910, likely the summer before this photo was taken.

  9. Omg- my friend was right. Cynthia is right, we’re all right. It’s the old beer mansion. She new it was moved from somewhere closer in to downtown but that’s all I know.

  10. in 1896, henry weinhard lived at 29 13th st N. nothing there on the 1886 and 1901 maps at that address, so it is likely the house was built in 1890, and moved before 1901.

  11. To the Dans, cynthia, wl and all the others who commented on the Weinhard house (beer mansion): I raise my glass to you. Well done.

  12. The street that runs horizontal at the bottom of the photo is SW Cable Ave. The house with the balconies just to the right of the two long staircases was built in 1895, and still stands. 1803 SW Cable. The houses to its right on Cable are all gone – freeway construction and SW Mill St Terrace. BTW, the central library has all the old Portland phone books and reverse directories. Very very useful for answering all these questions about who lived there. I used them to confirm the rumor that a noted serial killer had lived and “worked” in the house next door to me. Gruesome but true.

  13. to get us back on track… i looked at the 1890 ‘james wood’ map,
    and there does seem to be a large house depicted; sadly, my printed copy is at the limit of legibility when looking at something that small. perhaps someone with a better copy can look. there is also a picture of the brewery, with a house that looks tantalizing behind it, but i think it looks in the wrong direction…

  14. I lived across the street from the 1824 SW Market house as well in the late 90’s / early 2000’s. Fun fact, that house appeared in the 1993 film “Hear No Evil” starring Marlee Matlin. Her character lived in that building, and I believe they’d dressed my apartment building (1823 SW Market) as a market or shop or something. 🙂

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